150 Years Austro-Japanese Relations

Practical Media Project for Students of Japanese Studies about the Milestones of a Long-Lasting-Friendship.

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"Archduke Franz-Ferdinand's Arrival at Shinbashi-Station in Tokyo", 新橋ステーション御着之圖.
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About the Project

October 2019 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Austro-Japanese friendship-, trade and shipping treaty of 1869. The period is characterized by Japan’s opening after more than 250 years of self-imposed isolation and seclusion policy towards foreign countries (Edo-Period, 1600-1868). In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry of the United States Navy, commanding a squadron of military vessels, had forced the military regime of the Tokugawa-Shoguns to agree to negotiations about a treaty of trade and tariffs. Various European countries followed. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was the last country to sign such a treaty.

During the course of this lecture, guided by the journalist Judith Brandner, the students will do journalistic research about selected topics of the bilateral relations between Austria and Japan. The contributions will be presented on this website, using various forms of media such as audio, still images or video. At the end of the term, the results will showcase the broad variety and the many aspects of the bilateral relations. Some of the contributions will be further deepened and turned into a radio program (Ö1, "Radiokolleg"), which is set to be broadcast in fall 2019. Moreover, selected articles will be published in "Brücke", the publication of the Austrian Japanese Society ÖJG

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Das Team

Lead

Judith Brandner

Judith Brandner

Project leader „Media work for Japanese Studies Students”. Works multimedial as TV, Radio and Print Journalist as well as Host. Studied Japanese Studies and Translation. Lectorships in Vienna and Nagoya.

Editorial Team

Lisa Maria Braitner

Lisa Maria Braitner

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Simone Fuchslueger

Simone Fuchslueger

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Yoshie Kagawa

Yoshie Kagawa

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Elena Koblizek

Elena Koblizek

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Alexander Kuhn

Alexander Kuhn

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Alexander Pucher

Alexander Pucher

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Claudia Stoica

Claudia Stoica

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Gregor Wakounig

Gregor Wakounig

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Olivia Sayaka Weiß

Olivia Sayaka Weiß

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Julia Znajkowska

Julia Znajkowska

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Technical Implementation

Mathias Huber

Mathias Huber

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David Miladinović

David Miladinović

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Julia Undeutsch

Julia Undeutsch

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For better reading flow names are listed in western style (first name, last name). In Japan the last name is usually listed first.